Roundhay Park was declared a conservation area.
The move was welcomed by campaigners who wanted to see the area restored and well kept.
Conservation Society had a lot to say about the area at the time, which resulted in Leeds City Council issuing guidelines on future developments in the area.
Walter Crawford, who was chairman of the society, told the Yorkshire Post in 1983: “The park should always be kept in good condition and repairs should be done, which is not the case at the moment.”
It was no wonder the area was neglected, with the park
playing host to music legends such as
Jackson and Bruce Springsteen, throughout the 80s.
To preserve the history and peaceful surroundings of Roundhay, Leeds City
Council issued a plan that said new developments would have to fit with the existing characteristics of the area,
reflecting the Edwardian and Victorian styles of existing homes. The park itself
dates back to time of William the
Conqueror, when he granted lands to Ilbert De Lacy. Pictured is the Rolling Stones concert of July 1982.