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Planning Act 2008

Section 143: Diversion of watercourses

240.This section states that an order granting development consent which authorises the diversion of a navigable watercourse can be made only if the new length of watercourse is conveniently navigable by vessels of a kind accustomed to using that part of the watercourse. Such an order is also taken to authorise the diversion of any adjacent tow path.

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