Moscow region: expanded list of cases when a construction permit is not required

19.11.2014

Legal Update 482

Goltsblat BLP advises that Moscow Region Law No.124/2014-OZ dated 10 October 2014 "On Establishing Cases When a Permit for Construction in the Moscow Region is not Required" has come into force.

In addition to the general grounds stipulated by the RF Urban Development Code (in particular, construction and renovation of non-capital or auxiliary structures), no construction permit is now required in the Moscow Region for the following:

  • Construction of power grid facilities with a voltage of up to and including 20 kV;
  • Renovation of power grid facilities, other than linear facilities, with a voltage of up to and including 20 kV;
  • Construction and/or renovation of communication cable infrastructure facilities and telecommunication cable lines;
  • Construction and/or renovation of gas distribution and/or gas consumption network facilities with a pressure of up to and including 0.6 MPa, including lead-in gas pipelines and appurtenances;
  • Renovation of other power transmission lines, communication lines, gas pipelines, water supply lines and sewerage networks if their buffer zone does not need to be expanded.

For some unclear reason, however, this list omits renovation of linear power grid facilities with a voltage of up to and including 20 kV even if their buffer zone does not need to be expanded.

The developer shall, at least ten business days before launching construction and/or renovation of listed facilities, submit its parameters and copies of relevant design documentation sections to the authority authorised to issue construction permits.

Under the Law, construction permits will, in any case, be required for construction and renovation of extremely hazardous and technically complex facilities.

The Law took effect on 26 October 2014.

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