The £550 million compensation promised for those affected by a third runway at Heathrow was today described as 'a drop in the ocean'.
But John Stewart, chairman of anti-Heathrow expansion group HACAN, today said it was too early to be consulting people about something which may never happen.
He also claimed the money available - which would be split between householders forced to move and those affected by aircraft noise - paled in comparison to that offered by other European airports.
"They shouldn't be talking about compensation in advance of government approval for a third runway which may never happen," said Mr Stewart.
"In Paris, everyone living within the 55dB Lden noise contour of Charles de Gaulle Airport gets some form of compensation.
"If Heathrow were to match that it would have to compensate 725,000 people, which would cost billions of pounds.
"It just shows how even what they're offering now is a drop in the ocean compared to the scale of the problem."
Mr Stewart's concerns haven't stopped people taking to getwestlondon's Facebook page to say how they think the money should be spent.
Robert Flann said: "How about air conditioning units for everyone in west London under the flight path to compensate them for not being able to open their windows due to the noise."
Lisa Darbon commented: "How about sharing it to all the residents who have had to suffer because of noise pollution and they can buy better noise insulation air conditioners and better windows so they can live comfortably."