Fight Tory MPs over planning reform, Boris Johnson is urged

must “face down his party” over controversial planning reforms to build more homes, even if it means some element of sacrifice, a cabinet minister has said.

The government is facing a backlash from Conservative MPs over the plans, which would lead to the construction of more than 300,000 homes a year. The number being built in London could treble to 93,532 a year.

Tory MPs say the plans could destroy the character of their suburban constituencies by leading to the construction of large tower blocks to fulfil the targets.

Mr Johnson is being urged by members of his top team to face down opposition from MPs and push ahead with the proposals. A cabinet minister said: “The planning issue is the one that

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