A popular Carlisle housing development has been recognised in prestigious national property awards.

Aspen Grange, created by Story Homes, has won the Best Residential Development in Cumbria accolade in the UK Property Awards.

Now in its 26th year, the awards are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts, focusing on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.

Aspen Grange, off Kingstown Road, proved popular with housebuyers and Story Homes, which is headquartered in Carlisle, applied for permission to build eight more properties at the site, earlier this year.

Carlisle City Council approved the application in July.

Story Homes' developments in Lancashire and Northumberland also won their regional categories.

Story Homes will find out what level of award it has won at an awards ceremony in London later this month.

The highest scoring winners from each region will be entered into the international awards.

Colin Wood, chief operating officer at Story Homes said: “We are very proud that three of our developments have won UK Property Awards – it is fantastic to be recognised by the industry for our hard work.

"We take great pride in achieving the highest standards, from the overall design of a development through to the individual finishing on each property, and these wins really demonstrate the care and attention to detail that goes into the homes that we build.”

So far, 30 properties at Aspen Grange have been completed and work is continuing on two, three, four and five-bed properties.