Market Place hailed as ‘best in England’ by heritage group

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Boston’s controversial new Market Place has been lauded as the best in the country by one of the UK’s top heritage groups.

The town’s central space was picked out by Baroness Andrew, chairman of English Heritage, as the best example of a heritage scheme in England.

The positive comment was made during the Heritage Champions Conference last week, which was attended by Boston Borough Council leader Peter Bedford.

The councillor said he was taken aback when the location was revealed as the best during a talk by the baroness.

He said: “She was making her key note speech and we were all told we would be shown the best scheme in England this year.

“Then a picture of Boston Market Place came on the big screen.”