Cumbrian housebuilder Story says it is continuing to focus on expansion across the North West to invest in its future land supply.

The Carlisle-headquartered firm said it remained confident, despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit and would continue to invest in its future land supply across the North West.

Story Homes recently announced it has secured a trio of developments across Lancashire, which will deliver 393 new homes with an overall land investment of around £15 million.

The company, founded by Fred Story in 1987, said it also planned to deliver around 325 homes in 2019 in Cumbria and Scotland.

It plans to increase the number of homes it builds to 450 a year for the next three years.

It said the region was important to the firm as Story Homes as it operates out of 10 developments across the North West and South Cumbria, and has a number of new developments in the pipeline across the region..

Adam Galleymore, land and planning director for Story Homes in the North West, said: “The success of the business is a testament to our reputation for delivering high specification quality homes across the region.

“The ultimate goal is to increase our output to 450 homes annually in the North West.

"These land deals in Lancashire secure five years’ supply of work and will see us build over 1,250 homes within the region during this period.

"This, in turn, allows us to acquire even more sites and to plough more capital into the North West to help deliver our ambitious plans."

The developments are in Lancaster, Preston and Kirkham.

Mr Galleymore added: “We are committed to pushing ahead with these plans regardless of what happens with Brexit.

"We are confident that there will still be a strong demand in the market for the high quality new homes we build.

"During the last recession, the business’s strategy was to continue investing in our land supply to prepare for future growth and this proved effective, so that is what we are doing now to ensure we are best prepared for any outcome.”