An increase in housing has put towns like Stratford-upon-Avon under severe strain as it has accommodated large developments for surrounding rural villages.
Large estates have been built around the town, placing pressure on transport, doctors and schools.
The district council hopes the Government will change its policy of only allowing development in areas with more than 8,000 residents, enabling smaller towns and villages to absorb housing needs.
Councillor Stuart Beese, leader of the ruling Conservative group, said the district had become a commuter area for London, Birmingham and Coventry.
The Alveston councillor said there was a need for homes for local people but at the same time the exodus of residents from cities to shire areas had to be curbed.
He said: "There is always going to be a need to find homes for local people as families grow up and want to stay in the area. We have got to find houses for these people but if we look at the other side of it there is no employment in Stratford other than the service sector and therefore anyone who migrates Stratford would become a commuter.
"We have no allocated brownfield sites we can build on and if we are forced to build more houses we will have to move into greenfield sites. Stratford is a town which doesn't have an infrastructure or road network to take more houses. Schools are full and we only have one high school."
Coun Beese said he hoped projections for Warwickshire, expected next month, will allow building in villages.
"I suspect the figures will show we need more houses in places like Alcester and Shipston-on-Stour and other villages, where previously we have had to build them into Stratford itself because of the Government guidelines," he added.
Coun Beese said house building had become a major issue in the district, although some, like the Alveston Park development in his ward had been welcomed.
The 28-property estate on a brownfield site attracted 200 couples to its launch at the weekend, with four homes already sold. Prices for properties on the estate range from £395,000 to £1.2 million.
Coun Beese said: "It was welcomed by residents. I know that a lot of Stratford residents are looking to relocate there because it is a nice village and people wanting to trade up or trade down are looking at it."