Of Mill View


Thank you for visiting the Mill View public consultation website. Here you will find more information on an emerging vision for a new village community and Country Park in Central Bedfordshire.

Mill View will be more than a place; it will be a neighbourhood. We look to build strong relationships with our local communities, creating a vibrant and engaging area for everyone to enjoy.


About us

Present Made is the UK’s first company to focus on designing, developing and operating purpose-built family homes for rent. We have a strong focus on creating communities, with every design choice considering local culture and character, the needs of our future residents and neighbours and how we can help people to make sustainable and healthy choices.

Our vision is for a new village community that will support the health, happiness and wellbeing of local people, and be an exemplar for sustainable 21st century development.



Located between Houghton Conquest and Wixams, Mill View forms part of the wider Wixams Park masterplan. The site was granted outline planning consent in 2018 for 650 new homes, a Country Park and primary school.

A series of Reserved Matters Planning Applications is being prepared to deal with outstanding details of the 2018 outline planning consent, including detailed design and appearance of the Country Park and homes.

In 2021, we introduced you to our detailed plans for the Country Park and the Gateway residential. We are now preparing plans for the third phase.


Key facts


87 acres of parkland

A Country Park that the whole community can enjoy, with areas for play, activities and relaxation.


A new primary school

A primary school with early years provision, benefiting existing and future residents.


Amenity barn, sports pitches and a public café

Providing new amenities within easy reach of home.


650 homes

A variety of beautiful homes designed specifically with renting in mind.


35% affordable housing

Helping to address the area’s housing affordability challenge.


Highways investment

Providing over £1.25 million to upgrade local roads.


Wixams Station funding

Contributing over £1.9 million to the delivery of Wixams Station.


Houghton Conquest Village Hall

£100,000 investment to improve the village hall.


Bedford Road footpath

A new footpath connecting Houghton Conquest to the Country Park.


Walking and cycling improvements

Public Rights of Way to be improved and new routes opened.


Mill View is being shaped by four values

These are the values that will guide the project as it is planned and delivered, and which will shape the identity of this new place.

1. United by nature

Present Made builds homes where people can thrive and communities can flourish. Our homes are designed to rent, for the time of your life, whatever your age, in places of individual character, vitality and distinction, where living sustainably is second nature.

2. Designed for rent

More people than ever are renting homes, yet first-rate properties designed to rent are rare. We believe in renting as the affordable lifestyle of choice for a sustainable future. We bring robust, stylish architecture to landscape-led developments that encourage sustainable, healthy and active lifestyles.

3. 'Forever' owners

As a ‘forever’ owner and landlord for the properties and manager for the site, we are committed to delivering and providing long-term investment in the facilities and amenities that will make an attractive community for everyone.

4. For the future

A Present Made community is designed to be fit for the challenges of the 21st century, enabling sustainable lifestyles, enhancing nature and accelerating the transition to a net zero carbon world.

Meet the team

We have completed our latest round of public consultation events. Thank you to all those who were able to take part and provide feedback.

You can find out more about our plans for the third phase and view the display material from the exhibition here.