Democratic Party legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip plans to introduce a private member's bill to improve the accountability and openness of the town planning process before the handover. This comes after the Government last month released the Town Planning White Bill, which proposes ways of achieving similar aims, for public consultation. But at the planning, lands and works panel meeting of the Legislative Council yesterday, Mr Chan asked why the Government was putting forward a consultation document after it started looking at how to review the Town Planning Ordinance five years ago. 'The consultation will go on until December, and who knows when the Government will table their amendments to the ordinance,' he said. Mr Chan accused the Government of delaying the ordinance's long-awaited review until after the handover, because it feared the Democratic Party, the biggest faction in Legco, would further improve the openness and accountability of the town planning process by amending government plans. Mr Chan said he hoped his private member's bill could be tabled to Legco in October. The Deputy Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Canice Mak Chun-fong, denied the Government wanted to delay the review of the ordinance. He said Mr Chan should not put forward his bill while the Government was consulting the public.