How HS2 will affect Tatton Park

Aerial view of Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the most complete historic estates open to visitors and one of the most popular attractions in the North West. Today Tatton Park is financed and managed on our behalf by Cheshire East Council. We're concerned about the impact of HS2 on this special landscape.

Our concerns

HS2 will contribute to the fragmentation of Tatton Park and Dunham Massey from each other.These two places together provide a substantial area of recreation space for Greater Manchester and we wish to work with HS2 Ltd to enhance their other linkage and accessibility.

Together with Cheshire East Council we believe that the construction phase of HS2 will have serious implications on Tatton Park’s ability to host special major events throughout the year. These events provide vital income to maintain the care and conservation of Tatton. Proposals such as the closure of Ashley Road and the use of Cherry Tree Lane as a construction route will directly impact the ability for people to access Tatton and could have major impacts on the wider transport network.

We would like to see evidence of the conclusion that there will be no significant visual effects on the Park. We are concerned that the Ashley Embankment may be visible.