Proposed plan for Wixam Park Image O&H Land

Have your say on proposals for up to 1,200 new homes

Residents from Houghton Conquest, Wixams and the wider Central Bedfordshire area are being asked to submit their thoughts on proposals by O&H Land, for a new community that could see up to 1,200 new homes along with education and community facilities, employment and large public and green spaces.

The developers said that the vision for Wixam Park is to deliver a ‘sustainable community’ that will link residents to the future Countryside Park – an area of green open space, available to the public and designed to promote biodiversity.

The site is located to the south of the new settlement of Wixams, which is working to deliver around 4,500 new homes in Bedfordshire. Wixams is the single largest development in Bedfordshire, and Wixam Park will increase its capacity by up to 1,200 more homes under these proposals.

The plans are at an early stage, but O&H said it will include affordable housing to support local people to get on the property ladder. O&H are also proposing a range of homes to meet the needs of the elderly population in Central Bedfordshire.

Tobin Rickets, O&H’s director said”

“We have been working on these proposals for a long time, within the framework of the agreed masterplan. The proposals have evolved as a community-led process, designed to meet the needs of local people. We look forward to bringing forward this next stage in the plans.”

Virtual consultation runs until 10 November

The Wixam Park development is a site that has been earmarked for new housing and associated development since 2011, when the Central Bedfordshire Council allocated the site as part of the Wixams masterplan

Between 27 October and 10 November 2020 residents are invited to submit their thoughts and feedback on the Wixam Park website. Here they will also have access to more detailed information on the proposals as well as view a range of other materials including fact sheets, FAQs and an interactive map where users can drop a pin and leave comments on a specific area of the site.

Due to COVID-19, this consultation would have been accompanied by a series of physical events including exhibitions and drop-ins. It is now an entirely virtual event to ensure the safety of residents and prevent the spread of the virus

Residents will also be able to contact the Wixam Park project team via email, post or phone to submit their feedback if they are unable to submit their thoughts using the website.

To find out more about the project and to submit your feedback, visit Wixam Park.

You can contact the project team with the following:

  • Freephone – 0800 368 7592
  • Email – wixampark@oandh.com
  • Address – Wixam Park Project Team, Snapdragon at PLMR, Church House, 29 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BL
Aerial view for proposed Wixam Park Image O&H Land