PARKING charges will not be rolled out into the villages and suburbs around Kirklees, the council's Cabinet members decided.
The councillors decided against extending fees to communities which currently enjoy free on-street and off-street parking.
Last year, a special panel suggested blanket charges could be imposed in 26 areas throughout the district, in addition to the charges in centres like Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Holmfirth.
But the council Cabinet dismissed the idea and called for the debate to be `re-focused'.
A survey looking into road safety issues, as well as parking conflicts between different groups such as residents and commuters, will begin in the summer.
The findings should be ready by the end of the year.
Clr David Payne, Cabinet member for the environment and transport, said charges were unlikely to be imposed on smaller communities.
"This is about looking at local centres, small villages and local suburban centres to see what the conflicts are and what are the solutions," he said.
"It's not our intention, far from it, that these solutions should involve charges."
He said the council's resistance to piecemeal charging became apparent at the end of last year.