During the 2009-2010 monitoring year, there were a total of 4009 consented activities in the Council's database.
The largest number of activities relate to the discharge of a contaminant – such as farm dairy effluent or stormwater – to land or to 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.