DLG PINS ITS HOPES ON APPEALING RIVER SCHEME
DLG Architects is hoping to get planning permission for this mixeduse riverfront scheme in Brentford, west London. The practice was commissioned by developer Monument to create a 'grand-looking lock-keepers cottage' which would 'lean towards the river, creating a dialogue between land and water'. A previous developer has already built a residential scheme on the site, and this new project is a replacement for a 'globe-shaped' leisure facility which was given planning consent at the same time but not built. The new mixed-use scheme has been rejected by Hounslow Council planners due to complaints from residents overlooking it, but DLG is hoping to win a planning appeal. DLG founder Anthony Walker said: 'The scheme would certainly not be as intrusive as a transparent globe, which was given planning consent at the same time as the residential buildings. It is a sensitive scheme which uses timber cladding, allowing the waterfront to be managed 24 hours a day. The planning appeal has only just been submitted, and we are willing to listen to the residents and make some small design changes.'