Bennett Street is a thoroughfare in Weatherfield which until 1984 was a quiet backwater until a garage business opened there bringing, according to resident Mrs Tattersall, noise, double parking and swearing. She complained bitterly to councillor Alf Roberts who told her that his hands were tied due to the restricted powers of the planning committee. She took her complaint to Ken Barlow, then the editor of the Weatherfield Recorder who wrote a piece in the paper criticising the inaction of the independent councillors.

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