Beachy Head memorial gets go-ahead

A COMMEMORATIVE stone memorial is to be put up at Beachy Head.

The memorial is for members of Bomber Command who served in World War II and will be placed at the eastern end of the Peace Path.

Members of Eastbourne Borough council’s planning committee gave the application the thumbs up on Tuesday night.

Planning officer Andrew Battams told the committee the stonework memorial would be a distinguishable addition to the Beachy Head landscape.

Those behind the memorial say it will be a tribute to the many thousands of young aircrew who passed over Beachy Head on a nightly basis.

The application has been backed by a 4,000 signature petition and it is expected to attract visits by service associations throughout the year.