STOP PRIVATISATION AND SOCIAL CLEANSING AT BALFRON TOWER
Alleged social landlord Poplar HARCA has finally submitted plans to refurbish the 146 homes at Balfron Tower, in Poplar, East London, which it promised to do when it took over management of the block in 2007. However instead of returning the refurbished flats to former social tenants they will be sold off as luxury apartments on the private market. This will see a loss of 99 social homes despite HARCA boss Steve Stride claiming no development should see a loss of social housing.
Architect Ernö Goldfinger specifically designed the block to give tenants on low incomes a decent standard of living. Residents cherish the light and space in their homes and the extraordinary view from them. Now HARCA deem them too valuable for the local community.
We demand that Balfron stays at least 50% social. Please help us in achieving this by writing in objection to the plans by Oct 10th and by signing and sharing this petition.