The British birthplace of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is to be destroyed, as local officials have decided it has "no historical significance".

The house in the Dingle district of Liverpool, England, was initially saved from the bulldozers when outraged residents protested against the move, which was part of a massive regeneration scheme.

But now Liverpool City Council has reconsidered their decision, and the iconic rock 'n' roll dwelling is one of 460 houses to be obliterated - even though the houses of his fellow bandmates are being kept intact.

Housing executive FLO CLUCAS says, "Ringo Starr lived in the Madryn Street house for about three months before he moved to Admiral Grove, where he lived for about 20 years.

"John Lennon and Paul McCartney's childhood homes were preserved because they spent a significant part of their lives in them.

"The house on Madryn Street has no historical significance."

Ringo Starr previously argued, "Why are they knocking them down? If it is economically viable, they should do them up.

"Are they going to knock out the centre of Liverpool again? That's what they did before. They moved everybody to high-rise apartments outside the city and forgot to rebuild.

"I believe it's now very nice. They even have bathrooms, which we never had."