Nathan Daws and Christine Southward are the first residents to be enjoying village life at Forton’s highly sought-after Bowland Gardens development.

Built by Applethwaite and Eric Wright Special Projects, both part of the Eric Wright Group, the three-acre development situated near Garstang, Lancashire, comprises 27 3 and 4-bedroom family homes and bungalows.

More than a third of the houses are now reserved or sold, with both first-time buyers and home movers taking advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

Nathan and Christine said: “The development is exactly what we were looking for and using Help to Buy meant we were able to purchase our dream home.

“Everyone at Applethwaite has made us feel really welcome and we’re delighted with how spacious the house is and the quality of finish. We couldn’t be happier!”

Combining contemporary design with spacious gardens and comfortable living, the new build homes have been finished to quality standards and feature open plan kitchen and dining areas, integrated appliances and designer bathrooms.

Located just off the A6 on the site of a former nursery, the Bowland Gardens development is ideally located for commuters, with the M55, M6, M65 and M61 within easy reach.

James Whewell, sales manager at Applethwaite, added: “We’re thrilled to welcome the arrival of our first residents at Bowland Gardens, which marks the start of the site’s transition from development to a new community.

“We’ve brought much-needed new-build accommodation to an attractive village and look forward to welcoming more residents in the coming weeks.”


The Bowland Gardens sales office is open Friday – Monday, 11am – 5pm and further information on the development can be found at