With less than two months left in the Legislative Council session, a bill to improve the running of the Town Planning Board is the first to fall victim as legislators set their priorities. At a House Committee meeting yesterday, lawmakers decided to shelve the Town Planning Bill to make room for simpler bills lined up for vetting by the council before dissolution at the end of June. The bill, being studied in the Bills Committee, reviews the composition and authority of the board. Lawmakers decided to leave it to the new legislature. The panel's chairman, James To Kun-sun, said lawmakers would not be able to finish studying the bill ahead of the deadline. 'The bill is too complicated. The administration did not give us enough time to study it,' he said. The bill was introduced in February, when Mr To said the committee had received objections from rural groups over compensation arrangements for land affected by board decisions. 'We have to consider them carefully; they are all legitimate concerns,' he said, adding that such a complicated bill would take at least one year to study.