Whiteley is situated in Hampshire between Portsmouth and Southampton and close to the market town of Fareham. The development of 3,000 homes, which houses around 6,000 residents, is situated close to Junction 9 of the M27 motorway. Whiteley contains a residential community, retail and a business park. The main focus is the pedestrianised Whiteley Village outlet centre which consists of a number of discount stores, particularly designer fashions.
Whiteley also contains the sizable Solent Business Park which consists of a number of large offices. The most recent and high profile additions to the park are the new headquarters for NATS (formerly National Air Traffic Services) and the offices of ITV Meridian. Development at the business park continues as further offices are constructed.
The development boasts a modern and sizeable medical centre including a doctors' practice and pharmacy; a private medical establishment, NHS dentists; a physiotherapy clinic; a local store; food take-away stores; a hairdresser; three pre-schools/nurseries; a community centre; a leisure centre; a recreation ground having football, cricket and tennis provision; numerous children's playparks; a retail outlet including a supermarket, petrol station, a restaurant and cafes; a skate park; a three form entry Whiteley Pimary School and a one form entry Cornerstone CofE Primary School; a nursery; and maintained wooded areas.
Historically, the site now occupied by Whiteley was farmland and coppice.