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Improvement of Land Act 1864

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33Whenever the Commissioners shall think that it may be expedient, in order to obtain or improve an Outfall for draining or warping any Lands under this Act, or otherwise with a view to the Improvement of any Lands under this Act, to enter and execute any Works upon any Land adjoining or near to the Land proposed to be improved, where, by reason of the Objection or Disability of any Owner, Lessee, or Occupier of such Land, such Works could not be otherwise executed, Proceedings may be taken, if the said Lands shall lie in England, either under the Provisions of the Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Thirty-eight, intituled An Act to facilitate the Drainage of Lands in England and Wales, or under those of the Third Part of the Land Drainage Act, 1861, and, if in Scotland, under the Provisions of the Act of the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter One hundred and thirteen, intituled An Act to facilitate the Drainage of Lands in Scotland, but as though in such Act the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales had everywhere been named in place of the Sheriff; and if such Proceedings shall have been taken before the Sanction of the Improvements in question by the Commissioners under this Act, the Commissioners may, by their Order sanctioning such Improvements, declare the Works in respect of which they shall have been taken to be expedient, and such Works shall then be deemed to have been authorized by the Commissioners or by the Sheriff, as the Case may be, and the Provisions of the said respective Acts shall apply to them accordingly.

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