About Us

Nigel Salmon

BSc(Hons), BTP, MRTPI, Principal of Salmon Planning Company, has a degree in Geography and Town Planning. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  He was qualified as a Chartered Town Planner in 1978. He has had 10 years’ experience working for local planning authorities in London, Kent and Somerset.

Nigel was subsequently a Director of a firm of Rural Surveyors in the West Country.

In 1998 he established Salmon Planning Company – a town planning consultancy based in the Cathedral City of Wells.





Daniel Foster

Chartered Town Planner - Associate Director of Salmon Planning Company.

Dan has a degree in Human Geography and a Masters in Town and Country Planning.  He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  

He gained a wide range of planning experience whilst working in Development Management for a Local Authority in Somerset for 14 years, the last three of which were as a Principal Planning Officer.

Enrique Fernandez-Barcos

Architect - Masters in Architecture and an ARB Registered Architect qualified at the University of Navarra (Spain).  

He has previously worked as an Architect in Spain.  

He joined Salmon Planning Company in 2017 and has brought to the Practice skills in contemporary architecture and urban design.



Ralph Salmon

External Consultant - a Chartered Town Planner based in London who provides advice on strategic housing and employment sites.

Joe Wood

Joe started with Salmon Planning Company in 2014 as a specialist in building design and construction.  Following a two year sabbatical at Edinburgh University, he returns with a  Masters Degree in Architectural Technology and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Architectural Technologists.  He is an enthusiastic designer with specialist knowledge in Building Regulations.



Alex Marsh

Historic Conservation Advisor with many years’ experience, employed as a Conservation Officer by local authorities.  Employed by Salmon Planning Company between 2016 – 2018. He is now retained as an external consultant, providing specialist advise in all Heritage issues.

Jack Salmon

Survey Assistant – joined Salmon Planning Company in 2017.  He is being trained in site and building surveys, a visual impact photographic assessments and the use of Autocad.


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Judith Coles and Pat Ponting

Make up the Administration Team having both been with the Company for over 17 years.