Tory Cabinet minister Chris Grayling, a Brexit supporter, said: “What we have is the EU telling us we are not building enough houses and yet telling us also that we have to accept unlimited migration from elsewhere in the European Union.
“There is just a fundamental democratic gap in all of this.”
Downing Street yesterday denied that the European Commission had the power to order Britain to build houses.
A spokesman said: “We are not in a position of being ordered to build more homes by anybody.
“We want to see more homes built in the UK. The Prime Minister has talked about getting more homes built. The EU role in that – well, there isn’t one.”