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Publisher in bid to resolve impasse over office redevelopment

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has lodged fresh plans to redevelop the former home of one its regional titles wich has sat empty for four years.

The Coventry Telegraph vacated its offices in Corporation Street in July 2012 to relocate to the city’s Canal Basin.

Owner Trinity Mirror had secured outline planning permission to redevelop the site, which also contains a disused printing plant, as a mixed use development including housing, office space and a hotel.

However that permission expired last month with no work having begun.

An artist's impression of how the Corporation Street sit could look.

An artist’s impression of how the Corporation Street site could look.

Now Trinity Mirror has lodged an almost identical application with the city council in a bid to get the outline planning permission renewed.

It features space for retail, bars and restaurants alongside office space, homes and student accommodation.

The proposals, which are now subject to a public consultation, could create up to 250 jobs if they go ahead.

The Corporation Street building was built in the 1950s and was the home of the Telegraph for 55 years.