TO THE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CITY DISTRICT COUNCIL OF OLD-WEST OF AMSTERDAM

ATTN OF: DEPARTMENT W & T  P.O.BOX 57 129 - 1040 BA AMSTERDAM                                     PAGE 1 OF 3

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH INTO ENGLISH BY : WEBMASTER JAMES SANYOUR (bJ)

SUBJECT: APPEAL/VIEW CONCERNING :

AMSTERDAM'S STADSBLAD (LOCAL NEWSPAPER) OF 23th APRIL 2003 - NEWS FROM OLD-WEST REQUESTS FOR BUILDING PERMITS UNTIL 17th APRIL 2003.

FO/03/0027 1STE HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7

CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING AFTER DEMOLITION OF PRESENT BUILDING AT 1ST HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7 WITH DESTINATION TO 8 APARTMENTS, 2 FUNCTIONAL SPACES AND 2 ROOF TERRACES.

DATE THIS APPEAL/VIEW: 2nd APRIL 2003

DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE DAILY BOARD,

SUMMARY:

IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION THERE IS SEPARATION BETWEEN GENERAL PART AND SPECIFIC PART (1ST HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7). THE GENERAL PART IS APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIFIC PART. IN THE GENERAL PART MAINLY THE ACCUMULATION OF STRESSORS AND THE DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH IS DISCUSSED. CONSIDERING WITH THIS SUBJECT IS A RECENT CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS OF THE AUTHOR TO THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF AMSTERDAM.

UNDERSIGNED OBJECTS TO THE GRANTING OF BUILDINGLICENSE AS MENTIONED ABOVE UNDER NUMBER : FO / 03 / 0027 ON GROUNDS OF VIEW AS STATED BELOW.

GENERAL.

IN GENERAL THE UNDERSIGNED OBJECTS TO THE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL OF DEMOLITION AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM. THESE OBJECTIONS ARE SUMMARISED IN A CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS DATED APRIL 7th 2003. THIS CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS IS ON THE INTERNET UNDER THE URL WWW.GLOBALMIND.INFO/RA1GRA-ENG.HTML.WITHIN HIS OBJECTION/VIEW RELATED TO THE ABOVE UNDER NUMBER FO/03/0027 CONCERNING 1st HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7 SERVES THE MENTIONED CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS WITH APPENDICES AS APPENDIX 1 TO BE ENTERED AND INCLUDED IN THE OBJECTION/VIEW IN RELATION WITH THE PREVIOUS APPLICATION FO/03/0027.

SPECIFIC.

SPECIFICALLY IN CASE OF PROJECT 1ST HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7 UNDERSIGNED AND MANY DIRECT NEIGHBOURING OCCUPANTS IN THE APARTMENT BUILDING OPPOSITE IN THE OBJECTION/VIEW HEREAFTER NOTED. WHEN MENTIONED APARTMENT BUILDING THE APARTMENT DIRECTLY OPPOSITE OF 1ST HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7 IS MENTIONED.

RESIDENTS FROM THE 3rd FLOOR OBJECT AGAINST THE LOSS OF VIEW THERE IS PRESENTLY NO OBSTACLES IN THEIR VIEW.

 

APPEAL/VIEW J. P. KROL CONCERNING FO / 03 /0027 DATED APRIL 2nd 2003.       PAGE 2 OF 3

OBJECTIONS BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING :

UNDERSIGNED REPEATEDLY SPOKEN AT DIFFERENT COMMISSION AND COUNCIL MEETINGS ON THE EFFECT OF ACCUMULATION OF STRESSORS (APPENDIX 1 AT APPENDIX 1). FOR THE RESIDENTS NEXT TO 1st HELMERSSTRAAT 5 - 7 THE FOLLOWING APPLIES :

STRESS AS CONSEQUENCE OF SEVERE NOISE FROM BUILDING AND PILE-DRIVERS, ESPECIALLY AT UNCERTAIN TIMES, AS WELL FOR INTENSITY AS FINISHING.

INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING ACCUMULATION OF STRESSORS.

1. STRESS AS CONSEQUENCE TRAFFIC JAMS WITH ACCOMPANYING NOISES AND LOSS OF PARKING PLACES TO BUILDING TRAFFIC, PLACEMENT OF SITE OFFICES AND AGGREGATES FOR POWER SUPPLY. RESIDENTS HAVE BAD EXPERIENCES WITH THESE MACHINES (SEE PHOTO REPORT APPENDIX 2).

 

2. STRESS ON GROUNDS OF SIMULAR EFFECTS FROM DIRECT SURROUNDING DUE TO LARGE NUMBER OF BUILDINGLICENCE REQUESTS WHICH ARE MOMENTARILY GRANTED AND APPLIED. THIS CONCERNS ALL SIDE OF THE APARTMENTBLOCK, AT WHICH THE ECHO-WELL EFFECT INVOLVES. tHERE ARE SEVERAL MAJOR DEMOLITION AND BUILDING PROJECTS PLANNED IN THE DIRECT SURROUNDING OF THE APARTMENT BLOCK EX. JAN SWAMMERDAM INSTITUUT.

 

3. STRESS ON GROUNDS OF GREAT CONCERN THAT BUILDING ACTIVITIES (SUCH AS PILE-DRIVERS) WILL DAMAGE THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS (SUCH AS THE APARTMENT BUILDING IN THE HELMERSSTRAAT). THIS COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO THE ARGUMENT OF DEMOLITION OF THE APARTMENT BUILDING AND THE FORCED MOVE OF THE OCCUPANTS. OCCUPANTS ARE NOT CONVINCED THERE HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT RESEARCH INTO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE SAID ACTIVITIES. A WRITTEN REPORT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

 

4. STRESS OF THE ADJACENT RESIDENTS OF POSSIBLE LEAKAGE OF ASBEST.

 

5. STRESS IS ALREADY DUE TO POSSIBLE PLACING OF ANTENNA'S ON THE ROOF OF THE APARTMENTBUILDING EN THEIR ACTIONS AGAINST IT, STILL UNCERTAIN OF THE OUTCOME.

 

6. STRESS FOR UNDERSIGNED ON GROUNDS OF YEARS OF INVESTING MUCH TIME INTO HEARINGS, COMMISSION AND COUNCIL MEETINGS, CONSULTATION WITH EXPENSIVE LAWYERS AND DAILY SEARCH FOR PUBLICATIONS IN THE PRESS ON THE SUBJECT, ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF A LIVEABLE SURROUNDING FOR HIMSELF AND ALL OTHER RESIDENTS WITH GREAT WORRIES WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED PROJECT AND WORRIES OF A REPEAT OF A HELL FROM THE DEMOLITION AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES PREVIOUS WITNESSED (APPENDIX3).

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE FOR THE UNDERSIGNED THERE IS NO DOUBT OF THE SEVERE ACCUMULATION OF STRESSORS DURING A LONG PERIOD WITH PROBABLE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE HEALTH OF THE OCCUPANTS AND HIMSELF BY THE PROJECT MENTIONED ABOVE.

UNDERSIGNED MEMORISES THE NUMEROUS TIMES AT COMMISSION AND COUNCIL MEETINGS UNDERSIGNED HAS ASKED FOR PREPARATION AND EXECUTION OF INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THESE DANGERS (SEE APPENDIX 1, PAGE 2, UNDER QUESTIONS : )

YOU ARE REQUESTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO BY GRANTING A BUILDING PERMIT FOR THE PROJECT FO/03/0027 WHICH STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR SUCH A RESEARCH, AND WHY IT DOESN'T PREVENT THE PROJECT TO CONTINUE.

ABOVE APPEAL/VIEW UNDERSIGNED HAS TRIED TO KEEP THIS WRITING BRIEF AND WAS UNDER TIME STRESS HENCE THERE WAS NO ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE AMSTERDAM'S STADSBLAD (LOCAL NEWSPAPER) THIS TIME WAS NOT DELIVERED TO THE APPARTMENT BUILDING.

THE CONTENTS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED APPENDICES (ALSO URL'S) NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED REPEATED AND INCLUDED.

SINCERELY,

JAN PETER KROL

(SEVERAL APPENDICES ON PAGE 3).

 

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APPENDICES:

P.S.

It is in the opinion of the Undersigned that there is no need to overload your department and the environment with hardcopy papers to support the above.

For your convenience we took the liberty of adding the URL's of the appendices below.

On the internet version of the council address to the municipal council of the city of Amsterdam the relevant URL's and appendices are clickable.

Please inform me if you need duplicates of the above mentioned appendices.

If not I assume that the relevant URL's are activated and that there is no need for hardcopies of the appendices.

J. P. KROL

URL's of the in this appeal/view mentioned appendices :

Appendix 1 : www.globalmind.info/ra1gra-eng.html

Appendix 1 at Appendix 1 : www.globalmind.info/political_speeches_in_english.html

Appendix 2 : www.globalmind.info/helmersstraat.html

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FREE TRANSLATION FROM DUTCH INTO ENGLISH BY : WEBMASTER JAMES ALLEN SANYOUR (bJ)