NEIGHBOURS are excited about the redevelopment of a derelict site in South Ruislip after seeing plans for the first time.
The 10-acre complex on the Express Dairy site - now owned by Arla Foods - in Victoria Road, South Ruislip, will cost more than £85million.
It will include an 11-screen Cineworld cinema and an Asda supermarket, and will create 650 jobs.
SHOPPERS in South Ruislip can expect a Sainsbury's of nearly twice the size.
The supermarket in Long Drive will be demolished, to make way for a completely new store, a ground-floor car park and a refurbished petrol station.
The supermaket's planning application was approved at a planning meeting on Thursday last week.
FURIOUS neighbours say they can see naked people through windows of a new housing estate, after developers flouted planning permission.
People living next to the housing development on the former RAF Eastcote site, in Lime Grove, are angry that windows, roof lights and dormers have been included despite not being in the original plans.
RUISLIP: The renovation work taking place at Highgrove Swimming Pool is due to be completed next month. The pool and fitness centre in Eastcote Road, Ruislip, is currently being upgraded and refurbished.
The £4.5million refurb began in March last year, and the pool has been out of use for just under a year to improve facilities including the front entrance, changing rooms, disability access, the main pool halls, upgrading the pool and ventilation plant and energy conservation measures.
The date the of completion for the building work has now been confirmed as March 22. The pool will be open for use in April.
SCHOOLCHILDREN have made their mark on the bid for a community restoration project.
Year 5 pupils at Warrender School, in Old Hatch Manor, Ruislip, were challenged to investigate a local environmental issue as a geography study.
They chose the restoration of Eastcote House Gardens, and on Monday they gave a report to councillors, teachers and members of the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens (FEHG).
MORE than 5,500 people have signed a petition against a second hockey pitch being built on a public open space in Ruislip.
The number of signatures is thought to be the largest collected against a planning application in the borough.
At 5,595 it is more than 1,000 up on a previous petition opposing Eastcote Hockey Club's plans for another artificial pitch on King's College Playing Fields.
THE developer of the £100m regeneration of the former Express Dairy in South Ruislip say proposals will be finalised in the coming months.
Andrew Rennie of developer Citygrove said delays were caused by HS2 needing to safeguard more land than at first predicted.
"Now the Government has confirmed the route we can finalise our masterplan," he said.
The people behind a controversial application to extend a hockey club's facilities have put forward their side of the story.
Eastcote Hockey Club (EHC) is facing vocal opposition to its plans for a second floodlit Astroturf pitch at its base in King's College Playing Fields, Ruislip.
SAINSBURY'S has revealed its new store in South Ruislip would create scores of jobs if it gets the go-ahead for redevelopment.
Fifty full-time and 100 part-time jobs would be created if the supermarket is allowed to re-build in Long Drive.
Plans were submitted at Christmas for a completely new supermarket, with a ground-floor car park and a refurbished petrol station.
OPPONENTS of a second floodlit multi-sport pitch on King's College Playing Fields got an unwanted Christmas present when plans for the scheme were submitted by Eastcote Hockey Club.
The application for the all-weather pitch was published on Hillingdon Council's planning webpage just before Christmas, re-igniting a battle that has been waged in fits and starts since 2010.
Now opposition to the project from people who live close to King's College Playing Fields, which form part of Pinn Meadows in Ruislip, is being drummed up by the campaign group Friends of Pinn Meadows (FOPM).