A FIVE-STOREY block of flats for rent can be built on the site of a former bar in Yiewsley, Hillingdon Council’s central and south planning committee decided last week.
The land in High Street, where the burnt-out Club 7 bar and Anchor pub once stood, is derelict but will soon be used for 28 flats.
Last year, the council refused permission for a six-storey development of 39 flats on the site because of concerns over the size and scale of the building, next to the Grand Union Canal.
In 2011, permission was granted for a 46-bed care home on the site, but that plan has not progressed. Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group has now got plans for the apartments and an attached shopping space approved. The flats will all be classed as ‘affordable’ rental properties.
It is the second major development planned for the canal banks in the area. A hotel, office and retail space on the West Drayton bank, opposite 21 High Street, was granted on appeal in December 2010.