§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Health whether he can state an approximate date when the town-planning scheme, which was commenced in the year 1927, for the district of Epping will be completed; and can he give the reasons for the delay in completing it?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I understand that considerable delay has been involved by prolonged difficulty in fixing the site of the North Orbital Road without which the remainder of the plan could not be settled, and it has been necessary as a result of the passing of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, to reconsider the planning proposals and adjust them to meet the provisions of that Act. The Rural district council have recently agreed to relinquish their planning powers to the county council who will have to prepare a new draft scheme. It is hoped that the draft scheme will be ready for adoption within eighteen months from the date when the county council have received the necessary powers.