your protest letters to
Director of Powell Dobson
Dear Mr Percival,
It has come to my attention that Powell Dobson
Partnership is engaged in the illegal exploitation of refugees property in
occupied Cyprus, specifically in the Karpass peninsula and other areas in
conjunction with Alexander's Overseas. (As published by Sion Barry in the
May 4 2005 edition of the Western Mail.)
Under Cyprus law the exploitation of refugees
property in the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus is a strictly
illegal criminal offence and carries a mandatory two year prison sentence
which is enforceable in all EU member states via an EU arrest warrant.
If you continue with the exploitation of the
property of the 200,000 Greek Cypriot refugees who were brutally ethnically
cleansed from the northern districts of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey in
1974 you will be in violation of the following Cyprus and EU laws.
1.- Violation of the laws of the Republic of
Cyprus which prohibit the illegal possession, use and exploitation of
refugees property which is a criminal offence and now caries a sentence of
two years in prison.
2.- Violation of Cyprus laws of trespass.
3.- Illegal development of property in the
Republic of Cyprus.
4.- Failure to comply with the planning and
building regulations of the Republic of Cyprus.
5.- Violation of the European Convention of Human
Rights (Right to property).
6.- Violation of the UN Resolutions 541(1983) and
7.- Encouraging the violation of Cyprus and EU laws
through the advertising the sale of refugees property without their
8.- Theft of property
9.- Illegal destruction of property
10.- Violation of EU customs regulations which
prohibit the use of the illegal ports and airports in occupied Cyprus which
have all been decaled closed to traffic.
11.- Illegal trade with the occupation regime and
its vessels and carrying out business illegally on the Republic of Cyprus
territory in violation of Cyprus and EU laws.
12.- Violation of Cyprus and EU tax and VAT
13.- Violation of Cyprus and EU employment
14.- Illegal entry into the Republic of Cyprus.
I therefore demand that you cease all operations
in the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus immediately and inform me
that you have done so.
Information of your illegal activates in the
occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus has been communicated to the
relevant Cyprus authorities and to the Greek Cypriot refugees who legally
own 95% of the land and property in the occupied areas of Cyprus and who
have been judged by the European Court of Human Rights as being the only
legitimate owners of their property.
If you fail to do as we ask you will face
criminal and civil proceedings initiated by the refugee whose property you
are illegally exploiting and by the government of Cyprus in both the Cyprus
and British courts. In the past few months 12 such cases have been
initiated against persons or companies engaged in the illegal exploitation
of refugees property including British estate agent Mark Unwin against whom
a European Arrest Warrant has been
issued and Linda and David Orams who has been
ordered by the Cyprus courts to demolish the villa they have constructed on
land belonging to a Greek Cypriot refugee and to pay compensation and
return the land to its legitimate owner, and 300 similar cases are being
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architects in apartments deal
Barry, Western Mail
WALES firm of architects has won a contract to design 250 holiday
apartments for a new £15m scheme in northern Cyprus.
contract win that takes them to the Mediterranean island for the first
time, Powell Dobson will be working closely with developer Cyprus-based
Sarcon Homes to deliver phase three of the holiday development, situated on
the southern edge of the Karpas Peninsula.
holiday development at Boaz will consist of one, two, three and four-storey
town houses, studios and penthouse apartments totalling 214,000sq ft on a
three- acre site, which will be available on an owner occupied and
Percival, director of Powell Dobson, said, "This is an exciting
contract for us - not least because it allows us to spread our wings
geographically. While we are currently working on projects across the whole
of the UK, it is a little more unusual for us to win something that
involves a four-and-a-half hour flight to get to the site.
development is being designed to a high specification and is in keeping
with its surrounding environment. As the apartments will be staggered in
height with a mixture of two, three and four storeys, most will have sea
development will consist of four quarters, each of which will be clustered
around a communal area that will house a garden and swimming pool.
heart of the development will be a square, off which will be located a
5,000sq ft health suite together with bistros, restaurants and shops.
development is edged by a river, which will become an important water
feature and promenade frontage for the site.
added, "Northern Cyprus is really beginning to take off as a holiday
destination. It has become a lot more accessible over recent years and
people are beginning to discover just how beautiful it is.
planning application will be submitted over the next three months with
start of work on site planned for the end of summer. The development will
be phased and will take approximately two years to complete in its
UK agents for the site are Alexander's Overseas.
Dobson is one of Wales's leading firms of architects.
employs 84 staff from its two offices in Cardiff and Swansea.