Green Willow Funerals’ plans for Birchgrove Road site.

Residents in the Birchgrove Road area have been welcoming in principle plans for Green Willow Funerals to take over the lease of the former Majestic Wine site at 37-39 Birchgrove Road.

Green Willow intend to use this location in Birchgrove Road to house their management and administrative teams.  In addition, there would be a mortuary facility although funeral corteges will continue to depart from their funeral homes in St Isan Road, Dinas Powis & Newport.  Similarly, their hearses & limousines will be stored elsewhere.  The vision for the renovated building is for it to be ‘smart, modern & aesthetically pleasing’.

Cllr Fenella Bowden said ‘ Residents have given these proposals a cautiously positive reception and I am so pleased that Green Willow have been community-minded and informed them of the proposals.  This site has been an eye sore for many years and the residents were relieved when Tesco pulled out of developing the site some while ago.’

Fenella added ‘We shall await the planning application with interest, and will be keen to ensure that parking, air conditioning and refrigeration units are not going to create a problem for local residents’.