Liverpool approves demolition of Ringo Starr home
April 19 2011protestations of Housing Minister Grant Shapps and approved the demolition of Ringo Starr’s birthplace.
The former Beatles unassuming childhood home at 9 Madryn Street had been described as a “culturally important building” by Shapps but this sentiment was discounted by the local authority.
Instead demolition will proceed for the brick terrace alongside 200 homes in the area as part of a clearance programme which Shapps fears will sweep away a chunk of the city’s heritage.
The ball now rests in Shapps court with the Minister, theoretically, having the power to overrule LCC.
English Heritage has refused to list the properties, claiming that they are not of “historic or architectural importance”.
The move comes despite the coalition government pulling the plug on the so called Pathfinder regeneration plan which envisioned demolition of thousands of pre-war properties across the north of England.
Image taken by Sara Parker.
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