DEVELOPMENT of the former National Air Traffic Service site in West Drayton has finally been approved.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) backed Hillingdon Council's decision to approve the mixed use project, which will consist of 773 homes, a nursing home, shops and offices.
The GLA has the final word on large housing developments.
The 31-acre site is one of the largest 'brownfield' sites in the borough, and became vacant when the National Air Traffic Service moved its air traffic control operations to a purpose-built facility in Hampshire.
The scheme - named Drayton Garden Village by its developer, Inland Homes - should be completed by 2016.