Across the country, and all over the world, we are being told to #StayHomeStaySafe during the covid-19 pandemic.
Yet these rules are being blatantly flouted by the property developers building luxury flats, for overseas investors.
Whilst the construction sites remain open, the workers are travelling to and from work, are potentially spreading the covid-19 virus to others also travelling to work. People being infected may be doctors, or nurses, or other key workers.
Building luxury flats for investors is not an essential service.
It’s clear that for the directors of Guinness Homes and Henry Construction, that the building of Imperial-by-Lea must continue whatever the consequences. It’s their cranes pictured in the timelapse video- they don’t care whether they infect our communities, and whether people die, just so long as they are ok and they meet the demands for investment properties from overseas buyers.
I’m sure they will bleat that they are building social housing, but don’t be fooled. The majority of these flats being built will be sold as investments, with a sprinkling of “affordable” homes, and part-ownership flats, which will be considered to be “affordable” homes, but they are not affordable to us. We need social housing, not luxury flats for overseas investors.
And where are the directors? You can be pretty sure they are at home, self-isolating, whilst they put the lives of their workers and everybody they come into contact with at risk.
It’s time to stop listening to incompetent politicians, and to take direct action.
Shut the sites, save lives.
Balfron Social Club (in lockdown)
2nd April 2020