610. Interference by proposed improvement with rivers and canals.

If in the opinion of the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers1 any proposed improvement will interfere with any navigable river or canal, the landowner must give notice2 in writing to the body having the management or control of that river or canal, and, in the event of the body dissenting, an order of the court must be obtained authorising the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers to sanction the improvement