A developer refused permission to build 250 homes on a former university site will return with amended plans next month.

Housing association L&Q was denied the chance to redevelop the former Middlesex University site in Cat Hill by Enfield Council’s planning committee in March. The decision followed a long campaign by hundreds of locals, who said the plan would damage wildlife and cause traffic problems.

But the firm says it “remains committed” to the development and will put on an exhibition of its new plans, which have been amended to address concerns, at Ashmole Academy in Cecil Road next month.

Members of the developer’s team will be available to answer questions, and the firm is setting up a website where detailed copies of the plans will be available for comment.

At the time of rejecting the original plan, councillors cited concerns about wildlife, including harming a protected species of newt, and the lack of funding for highway improvements nearby.

L&Q reduced the number of homes proposed from 272 to 250 in response to concerns. Flats near the border and ponds where the great crested newt species is found were removed from plans.

Opponents of the plan held a 67-hour vigil outside the site in November, and have won the support of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes and Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers.

The exhibition will run from 10am to 4pm on June 16, and from 7pm to 9.45pm on June 18.