A fight broke out over the property at 9 Madryn Street after local officials decided the house should be torn down as part of a plan to regenerate the local area.

Campaigners fought to save the building, declaring it a piece of Liverpool's history, and British government officials halted the project by refusing to grant planning permission for the rebuilding scheme.

Authorities at Liverpool City Council mounted a legal challenge in a bid to overturn the decision, but they have now ended the court action, according to Britain's The Independent newspaper.

Clem Cecil, director of campaign group Save Britain's Heritage, which fought to stop Starr's former home being demolished, tells the publication, "This should set a really positive precedent. Hopefully councils up and down the land will look at this and say, 'If we were planning that kind of scale of demolition, we're not going to get away with it.'"