Councillors have handed over two buildings to volunteers.
Both transfers have dragged on amid rows about the finer details of the deals.
The Mirfield transfer was agreed in October but a covenant blocking the use of the building for anything other than community use scuppered the group’s plans to sell it off and build new facilities.
But after a heated debate the cabinet refused to alter its original decision to impose the covenant despite a recommendation by the scrutiny panel that it could offer a covenant release clause.
Clr David Sheard said the Mirfield Community Trust could approach at a later date if it wanted to get out of the restriction.
But he said the council would not let them sell the building, thought to be worth £500,000, without guarantees of a replacement facility.
The group has ambitions to build a new facility elsewhere in Mirfield. It will now have to find another way to finance the plan, which has been ongoing since 2002.
Clr Graham Turner said: “We’re never going to give you a building that you can sell.
“We certainly won’t be letting you take the asset and trouser the money, in effect asset strip our assets.”
The hand-over of Wooldale Community Centre was first mooted in April last year.
More than 18 months on and the cabinet agreed to hand over the keys but also included a covenant to restrict the use of the building.
The covenant restricts the rear of Robert Lane premises to use as a pre-school or nursery – allowing the existing Kirkroyds Pre-School to continue.
The main part of the building is restricted to community use, preventing the building being sold for housing.