A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse is to be erected outside the Roundhouse near the late singer’s home in Camden, where she died in July 2011.
Proposals for the bronze tribute to the late singer have been given the green light by Town Hall planners to enable it to be put up on a first floor balcony outside the famous music venue.
Some fans had complained to Camden Council saying they didn’t like artist Scott Eaton’s designs, and conservationists were also against the statue – the brainchild of Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse – because they claim it is too early to honour the Rehab hitmaker with a memorial, the Camden New Journal reports.
The Camden Town Conservation Advisory group said: “We are concerned that this statue of Amy Winehouse should be proposed so soon after her death. It often takes some time to devise an appropriate and lasting memorial as well as to provide a really suitable venue.
“We are not necessarily impressed by Scott Eaton’s statue and certainly feel that a much better venue could be found.
“The proposal certainly seems to have far more commercial aims than the simple one of remembering Amy.”
The memorial, which shows Amy wearing a short dress and leaning against a wall, will go ahead on the condition it is not lit up at night, and is to be seen as a way of inspiring youngsters who attend creative courses at the venue.