Councillor Japneet Sohi

Ward: Englefield Green East

Party: Conservative

Address: c/o Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH

Telephone: 07795 328001

Photograph of Cllr Japneet Kaur Sohi

Date elected

2015 (next election 2022)

Committees

Planning, Standards and Audit (Chairman), Englefield Green

Member working parties

Service and Digital Transformation

Register of interests

I Councillor Japneet Sohi a Member of Runnymede Borough Council, give notice that I, and where appropriate a 'relevant person' as defined in the Localism Act 2011 s 30(3)(b), have the following disclosable pecuniary interests and other registrable interests.

Table 1: Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried out for profit or gain including any unpaid Directorship

Councillor/co-opted Member 

Senior marketing Specialist at Gartner Ltd
Councillor of Runnymede Borough Council receiving the relevant allowance(s) and able to claim travel expenses
Office of Trustee for the Runnymede and Weybridge Conservative Association Trust

Relevant person

N/A


2. Sponsorship

Any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the Council) made to the Councillor during the previous 12-month period provided for expenses incurred by them in carrying out their duties as a Councillor, or towards their election expenses.  This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. 

Councillor/co-opted Member

Election expenses paid for by Runnymede And Weybridge Conservative Association.


3. Contracts

Any contract which is made between the Councillor or their spouse/civil partner or the person with whom the Councillor is living as if they were spouses/civil partners (or a firm in which such person is a partner, or an incorporated body of which such person has a beneficial interest in the securities of) and the Council
a) under which goods and services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and
b) which has not been fully discharged

Councillor/co-opted Member

None

Relevant person

N/A


4. Land and property

Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the Council.  'Land' excludes an easement, servitude, interest or right in or over land which does not give the Councillor or their spouse/civil partner or the person with whom the Councillor is living as if they were spouses/civil partners (alone or jointly with another) a right to occupy or to receive income

Councillor/co-opted Member

None

Relevant person

N/A


5. Licences

Any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the Council for a month or longer

Councillor/co-opted Member

None

Relevant person

N/A  


6. Corporate tenancies

Any tenancy where (to the Councillor's knowledge) a) the landlord is the Council and b) the tenant is a body that the Councillor, or their spouse/civil partner or the person with whom the Councillor is living as if they were spouses/civil partners is a partner of or a director of or has a beneficial interest in the securities of 

Councillor/co-opted Member

None                                                                  

Relevant person

N/A


7. Securities

Any beneficial interest in securities of a body where a) that body (to the Councillor's knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the Council; and b) either (i) the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the Councillor, or their spouse/civil partner or the person with whom they are living as if they were spouses/civil partners has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class

Councillor/co-opted Member

None

Relevant person

N/A


Table 2: Other Registrable Interests

You have a personal interest in any business of your authority (the Council) where it relates to or is likely to affect:

a) any body of which you are in general control or management and to which you are nominated or appointed by your authority (the Council)

b) any body:

(i) exercising functions of a public nature

(ii) any body directed to charitable purposes or

(iii) one of whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union)

Councillor/co-opted Member only

a) Council appointed deputy representative Heathrow Community Noise Forum

b) iii) Member of the Conservative Party

Date of Receipt by the Monitoring Officer and subsequent alterations/additions: 25 May 2021, 28 July 2021

Secondary interests 

Councillor Sohi has declared the following interests at meetings of the Council and/or Committees since May 2017. For further details please refer to the Minutes of the meeting where the interest(s) were declared. Interests declared before May 2017 are held in paper form by Democratic Services. The forms recording interests declared at meetings are held for a period of six years and then destroyed.

Meeting  Interest  Left/stayed
Council 22.03.18 Disclosable Pecuniary interest. Land ownership relating to the Local Development Scheme. Left
Council 22.03.18 Non-pecuniary interest. Employment connection with a company which was partly owned by a company which was in the same group of companies as two of the tenants of the buildings the Council proposed to acquire. Stayed and abstained

Planning 09.05.18

Planning 30.05.18

Disclosable Pecuniary interest in the item on the Local Plan update for land ownership reasons Left
Planning 13.05.2020 Non-pecuniary interest in Planning application RU20/0331.  Alterations to glasshouse to facilitate recently approved application RU19/1822 to allow building to be used as an Aparthotel.  Family owns and runs a similar establishment in close proximity. No financial benefit from that business Left
Planning 03.06.2020 Non-pecuniary interest in RU20/0166.  Knows the objector who addressed the Committee. Stayed, participated and voted
Planning 02.09.2020 Non-pecuniary interest in RU20/0789, 0790 and 0880.  Knows the objector who addressed the Committee in a personal or professional capacity Stayed, participated and voted