A planning committee meeting in Guildford ended in just over a minute after no-one offered to chair it.

Members of Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee gathered for its February 1 meeting where both chairman Cllr Fiona White and vice-chairman Cllr Colin Cross absent due to illness.

Democratic services and elections manager John Armstrong (pictured) sat in the chairman’s place and asked for nominations for a chairman to be elected.

No-one offered, leaving Mr Armstrong to declare: “We are in the very unfortunate position of having no other option but to adjourn the meeting to a later date.”

Items on the agenda for the meeting had included a reserved matters application for 93 homes in Ash and a retrospective application for a Gypsy/traveller site in Seale.

You can watch the entire meeting here.

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