During the 2008-09 monitoring year, there were a total of 4041 consented activities in the Council's database. The chart below shows the percentage of activities by type.
The largest number of activities relate to the discharge of a substance - such as farm dairy effluent or stormwater - to land or water.
Other activities include:
· Those affecting air, e.g. the discharge of smoke
· Those affecting the coastal marine area (CMA) including moorings and marine farms
· Those affecting ground and surface water, e.g. taking or using water and
· Those affecting land, including earthworks and vegetation clearance.