It is estimated that the project would protect up to 3,000 jobs and keep around £60million circulating in the local economy, while at least 100 new apprenticeships would be created every year for the four years of the house building programme.
The Party has also stated its intention to scrap parking charges in Northumberland’s market towns after setting up a petition on the issue earlier this year.
It says that the ‘unfair car parking tax’ on Morpeth, Alnwick, Hexham and Berwick is sucking up to £5million from the economy.
Another pledge would see council services modernised, but ‘in-house’ provision would be promoted, rather than privatising services, which the group says has already cost an estimated £1million in consultants’ fees.
Staff would be given a prominent role in developing the services and local public sector jobs that benefit the economy would be protected.
“We’ve had a rush to prepare council services for privatisation and a complete lack of interest in supporting key rural industries like farming and tourism.