A public inquiry over Brentford FC's new stadium has been pencilled in for this September.
The club's plans for a new 20,000-seat arena in Lionel Road South, along with 910 homes, have already been approved, and it has signed a development agreement with builder Willmott Dixon.
However, First Industrial, which owns the last piece of land needed for the new ground - the Capital Court office block, in Capital Interchange Way - has objected to a compulsory purchase order (CPO) from Hounslow Council forcing it to sell up.
A public inquiry over First Industrial's appeal is now expected to take place this September.
A spokesman for the Planning Inspectorate, which will consider the case, said it had written to the parties concerned and although a date for the hearing was yet to be confirmed it had been pencilled in for September.
He added that eight days had been set aside for the inquiry due to the number of objectors, though it was not known whether all that time would be needed.
Brentford FC said in December that it hoped enabling works for its new stadium would begin by the end of this year.
Brian Burgess, a director of Lionel Road Developments Ltd, said: "Our target programme for the project is still for work to begin on the new stadium site by the end of 2015."