Better infrastructure will open up the North

COMMENT: York is the greatest city on earth. Who could deny this accolade for a place with, supposedly, the largest plastic-bottom lake in Europe, or the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep? Three years of living there irreversibly brainwashed me, and while I’ve slowly come to accept that not everyone is as infatuated with the Viking capital of England, there is a case for property to set its eyes on Yorkshire and the North East in the coming decade. At EG’s Future of Real Estate summit last week, Nick Walkley, chief executive of Homes England, urged private capital to think about