Tesco has made plans for a new Express store on the site of the disused Apollo pub, in Pinner Road, Harrow.
The pub closed some time ago, and has since been abandoned. It has become a centre for anti-social behaviour, so Tesco's plans are broadly welcomed by the community.
The building will be refurbished and extended, with two apartments built on top.
Cllr Bill Stephenson said: “This is good news for the residents round the area and may slightly help to regenerate the Pinner Road shops area."