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Option 2 looks like a wonderfully light, airy and modern design compared to what's there now. Who wants a pair of ugly and decrepit church spires poking out of the front of their shopping center? It was a dumb idea 25 years ago and this is a good opportunity to correct that mistake by removing the spires and opening the space up nicely. The layout would be improved with fewer, bigger shops rather than the mishmash we have now.

High Barnet does need more places to eat. Currently they're all rubbish except for a couple of chain Italian restaurants. I don't know what people see when they look at the High Street, but it really is a dump full of decaying abandoned shops. A real mess. A nice new development like Option 2 might brighten the place up a bit.