A sculpture is to be erected to commemorate the achievements of a pioneer from the Industrial Revolution.
Dudley Council has granted planning permission for the structure to celebrate the life of Abraham Darby I at the junction of Sedgley Road and Birmingham New Road.
Darby was born in Woodsetton in 1678 and developed a method of producing pig iron in a blast furnace in Shropshire, using coke instead of charcoal, which was in short supply at the time.
It paved the way for the mass production of iron and turned Coalbrookdale into the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
Dudley residents and councillors, along with members of the Woodsetton Charitable Trust and Friends of Wrens Nest groups, have been working to secure funding to produce the permanent memorial to him.
The steel memorial will take the form of a cross section through his 1709 blast furnace and will also have figures of a silhouette of six pig iron workers in front and lettered cast iron ground plaques.