His intervention comes amid a growing row within the Conservative Party over the upcoming planning Bill due in the Autumn, which will see the country split into at least two zones marked for protection or growth.
In areas marked for development, critics say existing home owners will find it harder to object to new builds.
While Tory MPs in the south of England fear the plans will lead to a “Blue Wall” backlash from voters in leafy suburbs, senior ministers are said to view the reforms as key to consolidating their gains in Labour’s former heartlands.
High levels of home ownership in the Red Wall are believed to partly explain why traditionally working class communities are switching allegiances.
The issue is expected to come to a head again on Tuesday during a Queen’s Speech debate in the House of Commons, after Theresa May last week claimed that the plans would