Nearly 650 homes around Brentford FC 's new stadium have been approved despite objections from Kew Gardens.
The football club already had outline permission to build up to 910 homes, a hotel and shops around the new ground in Lionel Road South, on the borders of Brentford and Chiswick.
But detailed plans for the first tranche of that accompanying development, which the club says is needed to fund the 20,000 seat stadium, last night got the go-ahead from Hounslow Council's planning committee.
Brentford FC chairman Cliff Crown said: "This is another step towards realising our dream of playing in a new community stadium.
"As well as creating a brand new stadium for our supporters and an attractive environment for visitors and local residents, this project will create jobs and opportunities for local businesses. We have an exciting future ahead of us."
The homes will be built by Prime Place, the residential arm of Willmott Dixon, on three plots around the stadium: the Central Eastern site, Capital Court site and Central Southern site. A separate planning application is awaited for the Duffy site, to the west of the stadium.
Planning permission for 648 homes and 368sqm of commercial floor space in a series of buildings up to 15 storeys high was granted despite objections from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and several residents associations.
Staff at the World Heritage Site, which lies across the river from the planned stadium, had raised concerns about the dark materials being inappropriate for the location and about the loss of curved edges and tapering to the tops of buildings.
The development will include a gym, cinema and lounge/library for use by residents, and Prime Place has said some flats are likely to come with at least a partial view of the neighbouring pitch .
Brentford FC is awaiting the outcome of a public inquiry before construction of the new stadium can begin, after the Capital Court owner objected to the compulsory purchase of the land.
The club still hopes to move from its current Griffin Park home, where it has played since 1904, to the new stadium in time for the 2018/19 season.