Plans to create an iron ring sculpture at Flint Castle will no longer go ahead after it was met with opposition.
The Welsh Government said the £395k rusted crown sculpture represented the relationship between the medieval monarchies of Europe and the castles they built. But critics said it symbolised the oppression of Welsh people and a petition was set up to stop the plans.
However, Welsh Government officials say residents can still expect it see 'significant investment' at Flint Castle.
New proposals are said to focus on:
A shared visitor and mixed use centre to 'support tourism'
Walking and cycling
Key local organisations including the RNLI and rugby and football clubs
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates said:
Instead, we will use the investment allocated for the artwork to help deliver the wider masterplan for the foreshore, taking in the views of local people. This will include developing a range of capital investments for the area and holding a number of events and activities to increase the understanding of the history of the Castle and the significance of the foreshore.
Councillor Ian Roberts from Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council said:
We will continue to actively pursue proposals for major public art installations as part of the foreshore masterplan delivery.