Planning laws could be watered down again in a desperate Treasury move to rescue the UK economy from recession.
Allies of George Osborne, the Chancellor, are said to be considering another attempt to loosen the rules on building as part of a new drive to stimulate the UK economy.
However, other Conservative ministers have pledged to resist any move from the Treasury to revisit an issue that sparked one of the biggest political battles of the Coalition Government.
Ministers earlier this year were forced to scale back plans to sweep away legal protections for the countryside amid protests from campaigners and Conservative supporters.
However, it is understood that Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, and other ministers responsible for planning regulations, are opposed to any new move on planning rules.
Mr Pickles brokered the compromise deal over the planning strategy with environmental campaigners is said to be extremely reluctant to revisit the issue of planning so soon.