The owner of the Windsor Castle, on the corner of Bath Road and Wellington Road South, in Hounslow West, claims the existing building is "tired and dated" and provides "a very poor quality public house offer".
The freeholder is taking legal action to evict the tenant, who it claims has not paid rent for a considerable period of time and only opens the pub on an infrequent basis, the planning application states.
The existing building would be destroyed, under the proposals submitted by JMS Planning & Development for Windcastle Enterprise Ltd.
It would be replaced with a four-storey block, containing 21 homes on the upper levels, commercial units including a pub on the ground floor and a rooftop garden. A third of the homes would be 'affordable', according to the proposals.
A previous application to demolish the pub and build 36 flats and shops was rejected by the council in 2015, partially due to concerns about the loss of the hostelry, which was described as a community facility.
JMS suggests in its planning statement that the lower density of housing proposed this time and the fact the largest of the commercial units is to be restricted to use as a drinking establishment mean those objections have been addressed.
It says the plans would help meet the demand for housing in Hounslow West, where it claims the population is forecast to increase by nearly 35% between 2011 and 2030.
To view the planning application, which was submitted on January 27, visit http://planning.hounslow.gov.uk/Planning_Index.aspx and search for P/2016/0413.
getwestlondon has attempted to contact the current tenant of the Windsor Castle pub.