CHANCELLOR George Osborne confirmed Birchwood will be given ‘enterprise zone’ status in last Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.

During the announcement Mr Osborne revealed 26 new enterprise zones will be created across the UK, including a new Cheshire science corridor.

The corridor will join together Cheshire and Warrington’s nationally and internationally significant research facilities at Alderley Park and the nuclear cluster at Birchwood.

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