Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "This is superb news for the town. The project team have worked hard to put the submission together and couldn't have done it with the help of local people who provided their views through a series of consultation events. I am delighted that this funding has now been awarded and work can start on improving access and interpretation of some of the seafront's heritage assets, including the ruins of St Edmunds Chapel, the 'look out' over the iconic striped cliffs, and the butterfly shelters."
The borough council has also committed £280,000 towards the total project costs of £1,325,070, with further support from the Chamber of Trade and Hunstanton Town Council.
Work will now start on preparing technical documents ready for tender and it is hoped that work will start early next year.
The funding for Hunstanton Heritage Gardens comes as part of an announcement of £30.7million for 16 parks across the UK.
HLF’s Chair Sir Peter Luff, said, on behalf of HLF and Big Lottery Fund: “It’s clear that our parks are important to us in countless ways – from physical and mental wellbeing to a connection with nature and our heritage. It’s also clear however that public parks must work in new ways to respond to the funding challenges they face and this investment, thanks to National Lottery players, will help them to do this.
“We’re delighted to announce this funding today, especially in time for the tenth Love Parks Week, and look forward to a bright future for these parks.”