The controversial project was opposed by both the RSPB and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - as well as hundreds of residents in nearby villages.
But neither organisation was willing to challenge the application when it went before a planning inspector after Natural England signalled that it would not be objecting.
The reserve,predominantly consisting of saltmarsh, is adjacent to the Humber Estuary SSSI and hence important for migrating or wintering wildfowl and waders.
|The pools at the Humberston end of the reserve are a winter habitat for a range of species including wigeon, shoveler and little grebe|
During part of November this year, it was also a regular haunt of a rare pallid harrier.
The main concern of the RSPB has been that golden plover, lapwings and Brent geese face displacement as a result of the project which is proceeding on land at Bishopthorpe Farm.
However, Natural England has taken the view that proposed conversion of at least two arable fields to pasture - will be sufficient mitigation to provide a 'goose/plover refuge’.
Bishopthorpe Wind Farm Ltd hope the eight turbines will be operational and generating electricity by the early part of next year
|The windfarm currently under construction at Bishopthorpe Farm|