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Paul Carter “disappointed” at Lower Thames crossing delay

PUBLISHED: 10:13 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 December 2013

KCC leader Paul Carter

KCC leader Paul Carter

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Kent County Council leader was hoping for a final decision

Leader of Kent County Council paul Carter has said he is disappointed that no final decision has been made on the new Lower Thames Crossing.

He said: “We were promised that there would be a quick turnaround on the decision for a third Thames crossing and I am disappointed that no decision has been made.

“It is a massively important project to unlock significant growth in the Thames gateway and we will be asking ministers for a rapid decision on the two options that remain. It is too vital a project to be allowed to drift any longer.”

The tory claims that Option C - east of Gravesend - represents the best long-term logical solution to the transport challenges.

He said: “We undertook thorough analysis of each option and provided detailed evidence which showed clearly that this route represented the biggest gain for residents and the economy.

“We will continue to work closely with the Department for Transport to get the best for our residents and businesses and press to accelerate delivery of this much needed infrastructure.”

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