John Fowler Way

JFW Full


Named after the inventor of a machine to plough faster and more effectively than horses. John Fowler brought the new technology of steam to bear on the growing of crops in the 18th Century. This phase, a selection of 2/3 bedroom cottages, adjacent to the primary school and amenities, links with homes on Collingsway and is at the heart of Westpark Village.

Architect designed and traditionally constructed `Voysey Style’ homes with high quality facing brickwork, feature details and bay windows. All are built to the latest high standards and offered with NHBC `Buildmark’ 10 year structural guarantee. The dwellings are designed to be easy and economical to maintain.




 Plot  House Type  Purchase Price  Help To Buy Price
2 John Fowler Way  2 bed cottage – Ex Showhome  RESERVED



A non-returnable reservation fee of £1000 will hold the property of your choice, subject to availability, and will fix the price until the agreed completion date.

So often the hidden costs mount up when you move home.  We take care of most of the extras by providing as standard:

  • Landscaped front gardens and turfed rear gardens
  • Security alarm system
  • Quality facing bricked complimenting artstone features
  • Clay Roof Tiles as standard
  • Energy efficient boilers
  • Double glazed balanced sash UPVC windows with night ventilator and night security
  • Secure entrance door – meets Durham Constabulary ‘Secured by Design’ standards
  • Swedish internal door sets with chrome door furniture
  • Bespoke staircase to suit each individual house
  • Emulsion finish Walls and Gloss Woodwork
  • Ample power points, TV and telephone points
  • Fully fitted kitchen units
  • Stainless steel sink and drainer
  • Stainless steel oven and hob with extract ventilation
  • Ideal Standard bathroom fittings
  • Wall extractor fan in bathrooms
  • Generously tiled walls with chrome tile trim
  • NHBC ‘Buildmark’ Cover (10 Years)
  • 2 Year Builders Customer Care Warranty


Options – we appreciate that there are some things you may still feel necessary and offer the following as optional extras at an additional cost (subject to construction stage)

  • Integrated appliances and units
  • Additional kitchen units
  • Heated towel rail
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Additional sockets, TV aerial outlets, BT outlets & Kitchen lighting
  • Chrome sockets and switches
  • Dimmer switches
  • Glazed internal doors
  • Flooring options
  • Outside tap

Nearest schools:

  • West Park Academy – Primary (0.3 miles) 
  • Mount Pleasant Primary School (0.4 miles) 
  • Cockerton Church of England Primary School (0.5 miles) 

Transport links

Darlington is a vibrant and picturesque market town at the Gateway to the Tees Valley. West Park Village is located approximately 1.5 miles west of Darlington Town Centre and within ¼ mile of Junction 58 of the A1(M) Motorway.

Sans Pareil Square is situated along George Stephenson Drive off the A68 West Auckland Road, providing excellent connections to the local road networks, including the A1(M), the A66 Tees Valley and the Lake District.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo North Road (1.3 miles)
National Train Station logo Darlington (2.1 miles)
National Train Station logo Heighington (3.8 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements

West Park Levy Fund

The West Park Levy is a legal agreement which will be written into the deeds for your home and will be explained to you by your solicitor when you purchase a property at West Park.

The West Park Levy Fund managed by County Durham Foundation (CDF) is now operational. Once all 700 homes on the development are complete, the levy will generate approximately £35,000 a year to support community and environmental initiatives in West Park. Darlington Borough Council will cover the day-to-day maintenance costs of the park from monies paid to them by Bussey & Armstrong Projects Ltd.

CDF cannot take the annual contribution without giving you notice; therefore you will be sent a letter each year at the beginning of January to advise you that the levy will be taken from your account on 1st February and how much the contribution will be.

At the time of writing the levy contribution is £140, however the annual payment is index linked (£100 at February 2003) and will increase over time. If payment is arranged by Direct Debit, the levy will be reduced by 50% to £70 per annum. We do not expect the levy to increase substantially in the foreseeable future.

County Durham Foundation will be working with Bussey & Armstrong Projects Ltd and Darlington Borough Council together with the West Park Steering Group to distribute funds. It will support the following activities and provide enhanced maintenance and educational initiatives at West Park.

  • Contribute to employing staff to provide a Countryside Rangers Service aimed at carrying out the necessary functions that will make the park a valued asset to the local community.
  • Enable the staff to respond to the management plan drawn up by the steering group.
  • Help receive formal and informal groups in order to provide guidance and training in how to use and enjoy the park.
  • Help volunteer groups establish wildlife-monitoring regimes for the park.
  • Enhance the 6.43 hectares of wildflower meadows.
  • Enhance the wetland and woodland features of the park.
  • Help Darlington Borough Council stage a series of events aimed at increasing the use of the park and raising awareness of countryside issues.
  • Support Community and Arts Projects.

Quarterly meetings are held for residents and other stakeholders to find out more about the Fund and discuss issues relating to the park. If you are interested in joining the Friends’ Group please contact Pippa Smaling, The West Park Ranger on 01325 383099