Land Rover's decision to snub its home town of Solihull, near Birmingham in the English Midlands, in favour of building the next generation Freelander at the Jaguar plant at Halewood, near Liverpool, was claimed to be "spite" for workers opposing sweeping changes to working practices, a local newspaper reported. Land Rover said late on Friday that Halewood would be getting the new Freelander model planned for 2006 - the first time the 4x4 prestige car maker has built any of its models away from Solihull. The move would take 1,000 jobs from Solihull and create the same number at Halewood.