The commercial director of a science and technology park near Didcot has "welcomed" some of the measures announced in the government's budget.

Milton Park's commercial director, Philip Campbell, said: "We welcome the budget measures to accelerate research and development tax relief for life science and advanced manufacturing companies."

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An added investment of £360 million across life sciences, automotive, and aerospace sectors will help to "turbocharge" the nations "research and development capabilities", according to Mr Campbell.

He added: "These measures will likely help strengthen the demand for flexible laboratory and commercial space across the UK’s life science ecosystem.

"Having a streamlined approach to planning, such as the ten-day Local Development Order in place here at Milton Park, will be required to help meet this growing demand now and in the future."