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The representative of the capital's businesses has hit out at the Chancellor's Budget after it failed to back fixed river crossings in east London.
Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has long campaigned for a bridge and a tunnel between Dartford and central London.
The Government launched its National Infrastructure Plan on Wednesday morning unveiling billions of pounds worth of investment.
But business representatives in the capital have said the lack of reference to east London river crossings is a missed opportunity.
Business leaders in east London have been left "disappointed" after Danny Alexander failed to acknowledge calls for more river crossings.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury unveiled his Investing in Britain's Future Statement and many were hopeful of Government backing for a cross-river link.
Greenwich and Newham councils have announced they are teaming up to push for a road bridge between Thamesmead and Beckton.
Long-awaited new river crossings in east London moved closer after the Government pledged to work with Boris Johnson on exploring options including a tunnel linking North Greenwich and Silvertown.
The Mayor hailed Chancellor George Osborne's pledge yesterday to invest billions in London's infrastructure as "great news".