A former newspaper office empty since last year is set to be demolished and the site turned into an Aldi.
Since then the property has been among those listed for sale on a national website set up by JP to market current and former newspaper offices.
Now the supermarket chain has submitted a planning application to Northampton Borough Council to demolish the building, pictured below, which once also housed a print hall.
A spokesman for Johnston Press said: “We are close to concluding a sale of the former Northampton Chronicle & Echo building .
“We understand a planning application has been made and that the proposed owners intend to demolish the building. We are not aware of any plans for the site beyond demolition.”
Aldi have declined to comment on the planning application.
Since launching the website, the publisher is thought to have raised several millions of pounds from the sale of former newspaper sites.