Online services have simplified construction


An active reform of administrative procedures is underway both in Moscow and at the federal level

Electronic services have not been unusual for Moscow developers for several years now. Developers, using online services, connect to utility networks, issue permits, submit reports. According to a recent study by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), every second developer assessed positively the interaction with authorities and organizations.

An important conclusion from the experts: the passage of administrative procedures is no longer the key reason that prevents developers from working. Difficulties in obtaining permits are not even included in the top 10 reasons that prevent developers from implementing projects.

At the same time, developers highly appreciate the opportunity to complete all the necessary documents remotely. Among the most significant reforms in the field of construction regulation, in the first place is the transfer to the electronic form of services of resource supplying organizations – a positive effect was noted by 55% of respondents.

“The benefits of online services can hardly be underestimated,” says Sergei Levkin, head of the Moscow City Planning Policy Department. – The ability to receive e-services on the portal during a pandemic made it possible not to interrupt the connection to engineering networks of critical facilities, including medical institutions and the metro.

Developers also highly appreciated the reduction in the terms of issuing GPZU, construction permits and commissioning of facilities – more than half of them noted the benefits of this reform for business. Sergey Levkin, in turn, said that the terms for issuing the urban planning plan for the land plot (GPZU) were reduced to 14 days, the construction and commissioning permits – to five, the examination of project documentation for housing projects – up to 30 days.

In general, developers see positive changes in the organization of interaction with authorities within the capital’s Construction complex. Almost half of the respondents (49%) praised the changes that have taken place since 2015. More than 60% of Moscow developers believe that the process of going through administrative procedures has become easier over the past two years. 40% of builders noted significant improvements at the stage of connecting to utilities. Significant improvements occurred at the stages of urban planning (34% of respondents are sure of this) and engineering surveys (33%).

– Positive changes in the work of the organizations of the Moscow Construction complex are more obvious in comparison with resource supplying organizations and with federal bodies with powers in the field of construction, says Valery Fedorov. – The general level of awareness of the investment and construction community in the capital about reforms in administrative procedures is quite high. The greatest positive effect is noted from the transfer of services in construction and technical connection to electronic form.

In Moscow, services for connecting objects to engineering networks have been transferred online since the end of 2018. In electronic form, you can get 22 government services and 19 services of resource supplying organizations. Since September, Mosvodostok has also provided electronic services for connecting to storm sewers. It is planned that in December, developers will be able to conclude additional agreements to connection agreements in an online format. Let us remind you that current news and the latest changes in the construction industry can be found on the specialized portal “We are building simply”.

Work on simplification and reduction of the time required for the passage of administrative procedures in construction is actively underway at the federal level. The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of Russia announced plans to further optimize the connection procedures. A corresponding draft resolution has been submitted to the government.

The document proposes to establish the possibility of concluding an agreement for the connection (technological connection) of an object of federal, regional or local significance to utilities on the basis of the land survey project and the layout of the land plot on the cadastral plan of the territory before its formation. An important condition is that the site must be free from the rights of third parties. As noted in the Ministry of Construction, the adoption of this document will make it possible to bring the sectoral regulations that regulate the issues of connecting to engineering networks and electrical networks, in accordance with the changes in the current legislation. The result will be a reduction in the time frame for the implementation of projects to modernize and expand the trunk infrastructure.

Source: Moskovsky komsomolets