THE green light has finally been given for a care home to be built on the site of a major eyesore.
The land where the former Club7 bar and Anchor pub once stood in Yiewsley High Street has laid derelict since 2009.
It was most recently ill-fated nightclub 'Club UB7' which closed, before the premises were mysteriously burned down a year ago, and it has been an eyesore ever since.
Last Wednesday Hillingdon Council decided to approve the plans for a care home to be built on the site, at the second time of asking. The planning battle has taken over 18 months to negotiate.
Once built it will have enough space for 46 bedrooms, and have space for a retail unit underneath. There will be room for 10 parking spaces, plus one for a people carrier, and a retail unit will also be included on the ground floor.
Opinions were split when the Gazette first reported the possibility of the care home being built, between those who were happy something was finally being done with the site, and those who felt the land could have been used more creatively.
Carl Nielsen, member of the Yiewsley and West Drayton Town Centre Action Group, said: "It is in a key position, and a curiously shaped site, and we opposed the care home as being totally unpractical.
"Our concerns were that the residents would need extensive grounds and it seems if they want to walk around they will need to go onto a roof garden. Its part of the canal scene, and we felt the whole architecture should have been sculpted around the canal, but we do welcome that something is finally being done with the site, and best of luck to them."