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Moreton-in-Marsh hospital demolition order extended

Morton-in-Marsh Cottage Hospital
Image caption The order will be reviewed by the council once the building has been redeveloped

An order protecting an old hospital in the Cotswolds against future demolition is to remain in place.

In May, a temporary restriction was placed on the Victorian parts of the former Moreton-in-Marsh hospital.

Cotswold District Council has now confirmed the order will remain, but will be reviewed following any future re-development of the area.

The authority had previously feared a lack of planning control in place could lead to its demolition.

It has said the building is of "architectural and historic interest" as well as being a "cherished landmark" locally.

The hospital was shut in 2012 when the new £11m North Cotswolds Hospital opened.

NHS Property Services, which owns it, is yet to decide on the future of the building.

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