The Constitution details the principles and processes by which we make decisions (Part 1 chapter 13).
There are many different types of decision, some of which are made by Councillors and others delegated to Officers. For details of responsibility see Hampshire's Constitution.
Since 2001 Hampshire has operated a Leader with Cabinet structure (which mirrors the arrangements in national Government) and it is the Cabinet and its members acting individually who take all executive decisions.
Hampshire’s Cabinet is made up of the Leader and 9 Executive Members who each have a portfolio of responsibilities. The Cabinet make decisions together on strategic issues and can take individual decisions on issues relating directly to portfolio areas.
A key decision is an executive decision which is likely either:
The Leader of the Council publishes the Forward Plan.which is a list of all the key decisions intended to be made so that there is an opportunity for people to contribute. The Forward Plan covers a four month period and is published each month, two weeks before it comes into operation.